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Orange-red encrusting sponge (Crambe crambe)

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As the name suggests, a bright red to orange coloured encrusting sponge. It prefers sunlit areas and sometimes encrusts the shells of molluscs, hence one of the other common names for this sponge - the Oyster sponge.

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